Teens charged in Warren Amphitheatre vandalism

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Two teenagers are in trouble in Trumbull County after police say they were caught committing a crime in a Warren City Park after dark. 

On June 24, the cameras all around the Warren Amphitheatre caught some teenagers stirring up mischief. Sgt. Geoffrey Fusco said the teens were causing some damage.

“They were down here throwing stuff, picking up rocks, trying to bust the street lamps and then try to cause damage to the amphitheater,” Fusco said.

One of the boys was caught yanking on a portable toilet and broke it. The splash is seen as he knocked another to the ground.

Sgt. Geoffrey Fusco is also the school resource officer and figured out who the teens were.

“I deal with kids a lot so I recognized the face and it just took some time for me to figure out the name to go with the face,” Fusco said.

Sunrise Entertainment runs the River Rock at the Amp summer concert series at the venue. Company President Ken Haidaris says their actions caused roughly $1,300 in damages to the toilets around the amphitheater.

“They should get jobs. Instead of vandalizing things they should be doing something productive,” Haidaris said. “Zero tolerance. It’s a beautiful facility. We don’t want it. We’re doing our best to really make this city a better place and this has no part in what we are doing.”

Haidaris said they spent about $250 for the chains that are now wrapped around the toilets to prevent this type of thing from happening again.

Charges were filed against the teens. The boy caught throwing things is facing misdemeanor criminal mischief and the one messing with the toilets is facing felony charges of criminal damaging.

Haidaris said he thinks the teens should be made to do community service.

“Maybe clean these restrooms for the season,” he said.

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